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Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger

Our lightest, most waterproof messenger bag for serious cyclists.

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  • bike
  • lightweight
  • laptop
  • weatherproof
  • warranty

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What are the features?

Organization

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Main compartment has a flap closure for quick access but also works as a roll-top for expandable volume and enhanced weather protection

Slightly padded internal slash pocket of this messenger bag provides a padded, firm place for you to store files

Fit

Coordinating Strap Pad included

Padded, ambidextrous shoulder strap allows for universal carry as a sling over either shoulder

Timbuk2 custom Tensionlock allows for easy fit adjustments and quick on and off body transitions

Clever Extras

Do it in a downpour; will keep the contents of your bag dry for several hours in the rain - Internal drop liner with waterproof seam tape construction

Incognito reflective panel for high visibility in low light

Materials

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Large fits 17" MacBook

Medium fits 15" MacBook

What's this all about?

Extremely lightweight and weatherproof, the Claro combines technical fabrics and seam construction with superior fit and smart, simple pocketing for a fast, everyday carry for cyclists. Designed for comfort on the bike, the Claro leverages Timbuk2's proprietary Tensionlock shoulder strap with an ambidextrous attachment system for a custom, easy to adjust fit. Its no-nonsense internal compartment fits everything you need for the day, including up to a 15" MacBook Pro. Light, weatherproof, and comfortable, the Claro lets you focus on the ride.

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External Dimensions

Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
M 18.1 46.0 16.1 41.0 12.6 32.0 5.5 14.0 1.9 0.9 1,343 22.0
L 20.1 51.0 18.1 46.0 13.8 35.0 3.9 10.0 2.3 1.1 1,709 28.0

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Size Width True Width Height True Height
  in cm in cm
M 16.1 41.0 11.0 28.0 No. Your device will not fit.
L 18.1 46.0 11.8 30.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Lifetime Warranty

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Warranty Repair

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim . If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle, all apparel, and Joey Charging Kits, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

Reviews (9)

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Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger
 
4.0

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (9)
  • High quality (8)
  • Roomy  (7)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Comfortable  (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cycling (8)
    • Commuting (6)
    • Computer (5)
    • Day trip (4)
    • Airplane travel  (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Career (7), Practical (6), Comfort-oriented (5), Stylish (4), Modern (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    4.0

    Lightweight and comfortable

    By Chris H.

    From Denver, CO

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Day Trips
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

      I'm a bicycle commuter and regularly use a messenger bag on my daily route. Previous bags used extensively were a med seagull black bag, rickshaw small & med, and a chrome large messenger. All of those great bags but each with comfort or weight issues or both. Found a deal on a large especial claro and purchased it. Two weeks of using this bag and i can tell you I'm going to sell the others. Simply put, this bag is very comfortable and is really lightweight. It's also got a subdued style and tonal branding which i really appreciate. Will swallow all your daily gear and then some. Padded section for your lappy and a zippered admin area for smaller items and pens. Cool reflective features and a quick cinch strap. The large is pretty big but will compress if the roll top strap is used. Medium would probably be best for most daily commuters. Great build quality timbuk2 is known for. Only nitpick is that when worn and when the flap is velcro'd down, it's not as quick or easy to get into as other bags with clips or buckles. The velcro section is large and makes for an annoying rrrriiiipp when opened. I use the roll top feature when in the office so i don't bother my workmates. Great bag.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Traffic stopping!

      By Kearstin

      From Tallahassee, FL

      About Me: Career, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Cycling
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

        I commute to work, school, and everywhere really. I was using an old timbuk2 backpack that wasn't waterproof. My parents knew I was looking for a new bag, they chose this one for me so I could still transport my pup around to dog parks and coffee shops.
        I can carry my pup and laptop in here. Also clothes for when I get to work, and a few days worth of groceries! I love it! And it definitely holds up in the rain! Fantastic buy, though I wish it had a small outside pocket.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A great bag!

        By Sara

        From Marina del Rey, CA

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer
          • Cycling

          Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

          I bike to work every day with a 15" Macbook Pro. This bag is perfect for carrying my laptop, clothes, and other necessities. It's roomy, with lots of pockets for organization, and closes very securely. The only nit I have to pick is, it would be the world's most perfect bag if it had a little outside pocket so I could fish out my keys without taking the bag off. Other than that, I love it and would highly recommend it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I love this bag

          By Albert

          From Hong Kong

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • High Quality
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips

            Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

            I buy it for my bike vacation in Provence this late June. I bought an Classic Messenger Bag a year ago. Its waterproof feature arouses me to buy it. If this bag comes with the typical cam buckle, I surely rate it "perfect" in 5 stars. The typical cam buckle is really a good design feature for easy access.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Better than expected!

            By Jenn Mosley

            From Jacksonville, Florida

            About Me: Career, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Commuting
              • Cycling
              • Day Trips

              Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

              LOVED this bag - I needed something bigger but mobile for on-the-go shoots. I got the camera insert and it's just wonderful! Great bag, well built, nice colors - super durable!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              ROCKING "A"!

              By neopill

              From Nashville, Tennessee

              About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Comfortable 
              • Durable 
              • Good Strap Length
              • High Quality
              • Lightweight 

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Cycling
                • Day Trips
                • School

                Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

                It is smaller than what I am used to carrying. My wife told me that I gotta start triming down stuffs in the bag that I almost never use. I'd take it with me then I'd never take it out and use it. So she's got a good point and is usually practical. So I went with this size and it's forcing me to decide what I really need to carry than what I'd like or want to carry that I'd never take out of the bag to use!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                The Biking Bag I Have Been Looking For

                By IBC Mobile

                From Arlington, VA

                About Me: Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable 
                • Durable 
                • High Quality
                • Roomy 

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Cycling
                  • Extended trips 

                  Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

                  I have been looking for a good biking bag to hold a laptop and not feel it moving around or the bag sliding. The bag fits incredibly well especially with the cross strap and there is virtually no movement with 15" Apple MBP (heavier than normal laptop). My con is likely what helps it ride so well on my back but you need take off hat/sunglasses to get bag over your head - strap has been extended and I am 6'5" which may also have something to do with it. Honestly have tried several bags and this one does the job. Full disclosure have not tried this in the rain but also one of the reasons why I purchased.

                  WELL worth the money.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  Nice Bag.

                  By Messanger Bag junkie

                  From San Jose, CA

                  About Me: Career

                  Pros

                  • Durable 
                  • High Quality
                  • Roomy 

                  Cons

                  • Not enough compartments

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Cycling
                  • Office

                  Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

                  I got this as a replacemtn bag and I am pleased. I have a lager frame and find the is sit nicely on me. My only dislike is no easy access pocke for small items. That is an easy fix, other wise the bg work grreat for me and would recomend it to anyone that had uses messanger bags before.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Uncomfortable; Buckle jabs into back

                  By Richard

                  From Oakland, CA

                  About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable 
                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                  • Uncomfortable 

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

                    Poor design. This was my first messenger bag and I was pretty excited about it at first. I intended to use it as my work bag (I bike to work), however, this messenger is extremely uncomfortable to wear when loaded.

                    There is a buckle behind the carrying handle that jabs into my upper back when the bag is carrying rigid items like a computer or books. I didn't notice this buckle when trying it on at the store because the bag was empty. After carrying my 15" Macbook Pro and a few books during my first day of use, the shape and weight of the items started to dig the buckle into the middle of my back.

                    Lastly, I wish this messenger had at least one easily accessible compartment (you have to open the main velcro flap to access any of the compartments). A Napoleon pocket would have been nice on this bag.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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